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Summer League: Celtics 73, Thunder 65


By Josh Cohen, OrlandoMagic.com
Posted Monday July 9, 2012 4:18PM

ORLANDO -- Featuring a pair of headliners that each heard their names called later than desired in last month's NBA Draft, it was Jared Sullinger's Boston Celtics who edged Perry Jones' Oklahoma City Thunder, 73-65, on Monday in 2012 AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League action.

Many teams were scared away by the reports that both Sullinger (back) and Jones (knee) may have injury concerns.

But each -- at least for a day -- revealed why it wasn't long ago that most experts had both Sullinger and Jones as projected lottery picks.

Sullinger posted 20 points, including a critical three-point play with just over two minutes remaining, and six rebounds, and Jones recorded 16 points and eight rebounds in their professional debuts.

"He's got agility, he knows how to play the game and he's smart," Celtics Summer League head coach Tyronn Lue said about Sullinger's performance. "We wouldn't have won without him."

While most observers on hand at Amway Center had their eyes on these two, the 21st and 28th selections respectively, others including Boston's E'Twaun Moore (16 points) and OKC's Reggie Jackson (19 points) and Lazar Hayward (18 points) also flourished.

The Celtics connected on seven 3-pointers, including two each from Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas, and dished out seven more assists than their opponents.

Next up for Boston on Day 2 is a matchup against Brooklyn, which lost its first game against Orlando, while Oklahoma City will look for a rebound performance when it clashes against Indiana.

Celtics
Thunder
   
    • 37.7%

    • 33.8%

    • 28.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 82.4%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSOKC
Total Rebounds3835
Offensive Rebounds710
Turnovers1414
Fast Break Pts:1314
Biggest Lead:178
Points in the Paint:2028
BOSOKC
pSullinger   20Jackson   19
rbChristmas   10Hayward   9
a2 players   4Jackson   2
sJoseph   2Temple   2
bMelo   23 players   1
Boston Celtics (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. ChristmasG29:554-92-60-0+150101040020110
J. JohnsonF24:141-50-01-2+22680200103
S. WilliamsC-F14:242-50-12-2+33140401106
J. SmithG23:263-62-41-2+30221201009
E. MooreG29:006-162-62-2+901144021016
J. Sullinger 24:086-121-37-7+315610011020
K. Joseph 17:323-80-21-2+51340223007
F. Melo 14:001-20-00-0+60220100202
J. Gibson 09:430-50-20-0-30111212020
L. Owens 10:550-00-00-0-50000102000
C. Brackins 02:420-10-10-0+20000010000
S. LasmeDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 20026-697-2514-17 7313811184146373
 37.7%28.0%82.4% team rebs: 11total to: 15
Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
L. HaywardF36:504-141-49-9-818902111218
P. Jones IIIF28:567-171-11-1-835803000016
C. AldrichC31:120-40-01-2-181671303111
G. TempleG25:362-61-30-0-63141221015
R. JacksonG29:217-150-05-6-1403323140119
R. Reid 13:040-30-00-0+41120101000
M. Almond 19:300-10-00-0+81010310000
D. Buycks 15:313-80-10-0+20110104116
K. BazemoreDNP - Coach's Decision
M. HaynesDNP - Coach's Decision
J. HollandDNP - Coach's Decision
J. MaysDNP - Coach's Decision
G. McGheeDNP - Coach's Decision
L. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 20023-683-916-18 1025354185143665
 33.8%33.3%88.9% team rebs: 9total to: 15

inactive

  • Celtics: --
  • Thunder: --

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Thunder: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
  • Officials: #70 Brent Barnaky, #9 Ajani Williams, #56 Brandon Hiers
  • Attendance: -
  • Duration: 1:47
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
--
4
1
4-1
2-1
2-0
OKC
--
3
2
3-2
2-2
1-0
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Moore 17.0
Sullinger 8.6
Christmas 4.0
Johnson 1.8
Christmas 2.0
OKC
Hayward 15.8
Williams 6.8
Jackson 3.5
Jones III 1.5
Temple 2.4

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